内共生 (Inside the Shared Life)

Erin Espelie | 4 min | Japan | 2017

WORLD PREMIERE

SYNOPSIS
Underwater creatures—snapping shrimp, bearded seals, and more—populate the soundscape here, alongside the ghost voice of biologist Lynn Margulis, who rails against authority, societal amnesia, and easy answers. Margulis considers the genesis of complex entities, from maternally-inherited mitochondria to chloroplasts in green algae, and the potential obliteration of our species. Heredity does not always leap over oblivion, as Thomas Hardy imagined, to carry forward “trait and trace, through time to times anon.”

SCREENING SCHEDULE
Reimagining Biology
7:00 PM | Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rockefeller University
Carsen Family Auditorium
1230 York Ave, New York, 10065

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Director & Editor | Erin Espelie

DIRECTOR’S BIO
Erin Espelie is a filmmaker, writer, researcher, and editor, whose experimental documentaries have shown at the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Natural History Museum in London, Whitechapel Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, the British Film Institute, CPH:DOX, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and more. She has degrees in molecular biology from Cornell University and the experimental and documentary arts from Duke University. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Natural History magazine, and works at the University of Colorado Boulder as Assistant Professor in Film Studies & Critical Media Practices; associate director of the Center for Environmental Journalism; and co-founder of NEST (Nature, Environment, Science, and Technology) Studio for the Arts.